Birth date: March 12, 1967
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Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days was published one year before Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, but it wasn’t published in English until 2014. The two are inevitably going to be compared to each other because they so similar in content and style. Both novels tell the stories of how the arc of a l...
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/108666282228/the-end-of-days-by-jenny-erpenbeckThere is an old man back in my home town in Michigan, my place of birth, who sits alone in a chair in a rest home, no longer aware of who he is or what he is doing there, or anywhere. He no longer remembers what certain wo...
This beautifully haunting tale looks at the era before, during and after WWII from a completely different angle - that of a plot of land in Germany. You can read my full review here https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2015/02/20/a-plot-on-a-plot-of-land/
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, germany, paper-read, published-2008, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, autumn-2011, architecture, gardening, poetry Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Recommended for: Overbylass, Esther, Michael Read from November 24 to...
I wanted to like this book, but it just didn't do it for me. I felt like I was just swimming through a tangle of words, trying to figure out what was going on. This felt like writing for writing's sake, like showing off you know about words, rather than to properly tell an interesting story.